Those that have taken this CPU to 3.6ghz. How stable has it been? Is this your current everyday setting or are you having to throttle it back for everyday usage? I'm thinking the P/S may not be enough but am unsure.
DDR2-800 will take it to 400FSB (3.6Ghz) might want to cut some costs and go for some cheaper RAM. If you have the money by all means get the Crucial it's top quality, I believe it uses Micron D9GKX which are the best or near best quality chips for overclocking RAM.
Yea I picked the Crucial to underclock them with tight timings and then work my way up from there. I figured the RAM sticks would be a safer way than trying to overclock sicks that were rated at 800.
I've been researching motherboards as of late as well and while I know the potential is there for 680i chipsets I keep feeling myself getting pulled to a P965 intel chipset for more reliability. The new Asus Commando looks nice and tests well for overclocking.
As for getting a 6600 to 3.6GHz stable for at least 2 years may be wishful thinking on my part but I'll spend the money wherever needed to make it possible.
it's really easy to get an e6600 to 3,6 if you know what you're doing. basically just buy a good cpu cooler and pump up the voltage. mine runs at 1,6-1,7 volts and has been for at least a good year. as long as you keep the temperatures down, voltage isn't a problem